McGehee, AR


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McGehee is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,919 people and two constituent neighborhoods, McGehee is the 79th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities, McGehee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McGehee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McGehee is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in McGehee who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (15.79%), and management occupations (14.06%).

You will also find that a lot of people in McGehee work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.58 minutes getting to work every day.

McGehee is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of McGehee are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.83% of adults in McGehee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in McGehee in 2010 was $15,882, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,528 for a family of four. McGehee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.

McGehee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McGehee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McGehee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McGehee include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in McGehee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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